Andik Vermansah in action against Thailand's Ekanit Panya during their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Thailand Beats Indonesia in 2022 World Cup Qualifier

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Thailand defeated Indonesia 0-3 in their 2022 World Cup qualifier at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday evening.

Indonesia had its first opportunity with a corner kick in the 18th minute, but Hansamu Yama Pranata's shot cleared the crossbar. Thai goalkeeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen foiled the national team's second attempt shortly before the end of the first half, when he blocked a direct shot by Bali United's Irfan Bachdim. A beautiful pass from Andik Vermansah could also not be converted to a goal.

The Garuda team started to lose its rhythm in the second half, when Indonesia's midfielders seemed to move too slowly and make bad passes, which their opponents could easily intercept. Thailand exploited this situation, with Supachok Sarachat scoring twice, and a third by Theerathon Bunmathan.

Indonesian supporters unhappy with the result started shouting for the sacking of team manager Simon McMenemy.

Indonesia has so far only won two of its 11th official matches against Thailand in the past 20 years.

Children stand for the national anthem before the start of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children stand for the national anthem before the start of the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nigeria-born striker Osas Marvelous Ikpefua tries to score against Thailand after coming on as a substitute for Irfan Bachdim in the 65th minute. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nigeria-born striker Osas Marvelous Ikpefua tries to score against Thailand after coming on as a substitute for Irfan Bachdim in the 65th minute. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thai supporters celebrate Supachok Sarachat's goal in the second half. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thai supporters celebrate Supachok Sarachat's goal in the second half. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Manahati Lestusen beats the Thai defense to create an opportunity. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Manahati Lestusen beats the Thai defense to create an opportunity. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Irfan Bachdim takes a freekick. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Irfan Bachdim takes a freekick. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Andritany Ardhiyasa deprives Thai defender Pansa Hemviboon of possession. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Andritany Ardhiyasa deprives Thai defender Pansa Hemviboon of possession. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Manahati Lestusen goes down against Thailand's Sarach Yooyen. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Manahati Lestusen goes down against Thailand's Sarach Yooyen. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Alberto 'Beto' Gonçalves vents his frustration after failing to score. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Alberto 'Beto' Gonçalves vents his frustration after failing to score. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thai captain and goalkeeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen takes a selfie with supporters after the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Thai captain and goalkeeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen takes a selfie with supporters after the match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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